Game 580 | March 30, 2001 | Dick Schaap
A prolific sportswriter; broadcaster and author of 33 books, Schaap became known to television viewers for his essays and profiles, known in the trade as "think pieces." A childhood friend of chess champion Bobby Fischer; Schaap began work writing sports for Newsweek magazine. With Jerry Kramer he co-authored the 1968 best seller; Instant Replay
, and followed that a year later with a Joe Namath classic, I Can't Wait Until Tomorrow ... Cuz I Get Better Looking Every Day
. He died at age 70 during what was expected to be routine hip replacement surgery just nine months after appearing at Dunkers.
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